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From: Rob Thomas
Time: 6:51:49 PM
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The Waler is a description of a type of horse, refer Yarwood's book Walers, and Starr's "The horse that calls Australia home" and Pilkington and Wilson's "Australian Horses as a Primary industry". These are a very broad cross section of books from historical, academic and commercial angles which all agree that the Waler is a type. The Kia Ora Coo-ee, the newspaper of the mounted forces in the Middle East in 1918, Page 1 of issue 4 dated June 5th 1918; "The majority of our horses are station bred, got by thoroughbred sires from station-bred mares, which themselves possess a strong thoroughbred strain. The war has revealed the fact that the kind of remount we should breed for military purposes is a good, upstanding horse, 15.2 to 16 hands, well ribbed up, clean and flat in the bone and a good length of rein."